By Camille Sedayao
For the past three months, the students of the Cake Techniques & Design program have learned the basics of baking, creating delicate sugar flowers and the countless ways to use fondant and other mediums to decorate beautiful cakes. Months of hard work culminated in a final wedding cake project to be tasted and judged by professional cake designers.
Our class received the theme of Wedding Color Schemes and each student was assigned two colors to accentuate in his or her cake. With four days to complete the project, we needed to sketch our design and write an itinerary outlining daily tasks. We were excited to receive this theme as it allowed us to truly have creative reign over our design and use techniques we were most excited to showcase.
Each and every student worked tirelessly, and demonstrated incredible growth in his or her design and execution. I am proud to share our final cakes below and allow each colorful one to speak for itself:
Top Row (from left to right): Gray & Blue, Coral & Blue, Yellow & White, Brown & Coral
Bottom Row (from left to right): White & Lavender, Brown & Gold, Red & Pink, Silver & Red
Having just driven one of my ICC classmates to the airport, I write my final blog with bittersweet emotions. Attending the Cake Techniques & Design program was one of the best decisions I have ever made, both personally and professionally. This course has prepared me well for a budding career in cake decorating while introducing me to a wonderful, diverse group of people I am honored to call my friends. I would like to congratulate them all and thank them for the wonderful memories we now share. And many thanks to Chef Cynthia, Chef Lindsay and the International Culinary Center.
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